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Kashimori Shrine (橿森神社, Kashimori Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. From long ago, it has been considered a good place for married couples and children to go for good luck. One legend associated with Kashimori Shrine is that when Tenma, a mythical horse, landed behind the shrine, it left a hoof print in stone that can still be seen today.[1] Each year, on April 5, the shrine hosts the Gifu Festival, along with Inaba Shrine and Kogane Shrine.

Kashimori Shrine
Entrance to Kashimori Shrine
Location1-8 Wakamiya-chō
Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Kashimori Shrine is located in Japan
Kashimori Shrine
Shown within Japan
Geographic coordinates35°25′10″N 136°45′52″E / 35.419386°N 136.764456°E / 35.419386; 136.764456Coordinates: 35°25′10″N 136°45′52″E / 35.419386°N 136.764456°E / 35.419386; 136.764456
Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto

Enshrined godEdit

The Ichihaya-no-mikoto god is worshipped here. His parents are the Inishiki-Irihiko-no-mikoto god (Inaba Shrine) and the Nunoshihime-no-mikoto goddess (Kogane Shrine).[1] Because of the relationship between their three gods, these three shrines have a very close relationship. As this shrine is built for the child of the two other gods, it is the smallest of the three shrines.


  1. ^ a b Gifu City Walking Map. Gifu Lively City Public Corporation, 2007.